The US government announces a new national center on care from a trauma perspective. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded public service announcement and views do not necessarily represent MFI.
Subject: CMHS Consumer Affairs E-News: NEW LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
Date: October 30, 2006 9:04:31 AM PST
New Launch of the National Center for Trauma Informed Care
The SAMHSA-funded National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NTIC) provides trauma education and technical assistance to publicly-funded systems.
NCTIC Provides Technical Assistance and Training
In order to facilitate trauma-informed approaches that support survivors of violence and the healing process, NCTIC offers no cost or minimal cost technical assistance and training to publicly-funded health and human service systems and programs in the United States.
Talented experts and survivors are available for conference speeches, workshop presentations, and media interviews to discuss what is known about the impact of trauma, and the need for trauma training within publicly-funded systems.
NCTIC makes available state-of-the-art trauma-informed models that offer the best knowledge for change and trauma-specific interventions, including topic papers and research, links, and other materials to help educate and foster a deeper understanding of the range of impacts of trauma-and the benefits of providing trauma-informed care.
Violence knows no boundaries with regard to age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic situation, or geography. Trauma can result from experiencing or witnessing childhood physical or sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, violent crime, disaster, war, or other emotionally destructive experiences. NCTIC provides education and technical assistance to promote a better understanding of the impact of trauma and the benefits of working with survivors in a trauma-informed setting.
NCTIC technical assistance is available for mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, victim assistance, education, hospital, primary care, and other publicly-funded systems and programs. Taking a trauma-informed approach can improve outcomes and efficacy-while increasing an organization’s bottom line. For survivors, obtaining care within trauma-informed systems represents an opportunity to explore healing in a meaningful and sustained manner (and in an environment that does not cause added trauma). From a staff perspective, the cultural shift to a trauma-informed approach means a less stressful and a more effective work environment.
NCTIC, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 800 North, Bethesda, MD 20814 ∙
p: 301-634-1785∙ f: 301-634-1801
For Technical Assistance Contact Jenny Howes ∙ p: 703-739-9333 ∙ firstname.lastname@example.org
NCTIC is funded under by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through contract number 280-03-2900 to Abt Associates.